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Old 12-10-2011, 20:59
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I'm quite proud of the fact that I've never actually been sacked from work, I did however once get a verbal warning from the manager when I worked in a clothes shop after a mistake I made on the till left them £100 down I left of my own accord soon after anyway.

What happens if you get sacked and then try and apply for another job? You can't put "sacked" as the reason for leaving your previous employment can you?
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Old 12-10-2011, 21:08
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You will have to put something down, like dismissed,

rememberif you apply for new job, and you lie, you will be found out, references come to mind, and its here where your sacking might show up, and could cost you the job, where as if truefull about sacking, they still might consider you for the job
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Old 12-10-2011, 21:08
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Technically no, but when temping I left on a Friday afternoon and by the time I'd got to the agency to pick up the weekly packet the client had rung ahead and told me not to come back. Something wrong with my attitude apparently.

Maybe I should have hidden my disdain that one underworked middle manager had hired two secretaries who were so incompetent they had to hire a temp to get the work done
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Old 12-10-2011, 21:17
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I got sacked from the very first job I ever had, an apprenticeship as an accountant when I was 16. To be honest, it was a blessing in disguise as the owner of the company was jailed for fraud not long after I was sacked.
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Old 12-10-2011, 21:18
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No, but I've come very close. I managed to get into a nasty bout of fisticuffs with a manager who was drunk and getting ever more in my face for no reason whatsoever. When I was called into see the Dept. manager, I simply quit before they had the chance to sack me.

It was good timing to be honest, I walked straight into the next job which in turn landed me where I am now. I've been here for the past 15 years.
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Old 12-10-2011, 21:32
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Not sacked but I was made redundant in May
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Old 12-10-2011, 21:54
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Got sacked from my first YTS placement. My boss used me to make the tea and buy his fags and papers from the corner shop. having done it for several months I complained that I was supposed to be doing IT work. He immediately asked me to photocopy 200 copies of a large computer manual.

A few days later I had a review with my YTS supervisor who explained that I apparently had a terrible attitude and would be finishing there at the end of the week.

Went in to speak to the boss and asked him who would make his tea now. He just smirked and said the next YTS tea boy.

I just went home and turned up at the YTS place the following week.

I heard later the boss was sacked for being drunk in the office - he stank of booze all the time. karma baby.
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Old 12-10-2011, 21:57
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Never been sacked, but walked off a job once because I was very pregnant, and the LEA sent me to do supply cover in a school where the kids were getting stabbity.
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Old 12-10-2011, 22:11
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No i have never been sacked cos iv never had a job
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Old 12-10-2011, 22:12
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No, but my piano teacher asked me not to come back.
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Old 13-10-2011, 00:47
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No i have never been sacked cos iv never had a job
Never?
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Old 13-10-2011, 03:14
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An 18 year old student.

I've never been sacked and i'm retired now.
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Old 13-10-2011, 03:53
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I wad sacked from my last job fot making myself unpopular at work. Blame HR myself
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Old 13-10-2011, 04:18
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I was sacked after 16 loyal years of service after I refused to let a security guard check my dossier bag on the way out of the gate.
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Old 13-10-2011, 07:19
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No never been sacked and would never give anyone a reason to sack me.
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Old 13-10-2011, 08:03
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No never been sacked and would never give anyone a reason to sack me.
^This^, although there are one or two people I currently work with who deserve sacking....
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Old 13-10-2011, 08:28
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Though I’ve never been sacked, I did once ‘jump before I was pushed’.

This was back in the days when I stupidly decided to change industries from engineering to insurance… it was the worst mistake of my ‘professional’ career (so far) as the average ‘calibre’ of my co-workers was mostly significantly less than in engineering (apologies to anyone reading this currently in the insurance industry!).

I was in a department that was run by one ‘director’ (I’ll call her director 1), until it was transferred to the ‘ownership’ of another ‘director’ (director 2). Both of these individuals hated each others guts and regularly competed with one another to a*se-lick the head honcho. Even at the time I found the title ‘director’ ludicrous, as I’d worked with real directors in engineering…these two were simply managers with silly trumped up titles.

Cut a long story short my department had a lot of work on and was struggling to cope, I was left in charge that day and ‘director’1 kindly offered some of her people to help with the workload, I accepted. When director 2 got wind of this, all hell broke loose.

Director 2 never let me forget that I had conspired with ‘the enemy’ (even though it was for the good of the company of course) making him, he thought, look foolish and incompetent. Despite the fact I was a hard worker, he deliberately marked me down in my annual appraisal a few months later as well as a few other childish confrontations.

He obviously wanted me out of the door and a month or so later he arranged a meeting with me to discuss my ‘bad attitude’. In hindsight, it’s clear that he was attempting to wind me up enough for me to voluntarily bugger off… and I’m sorry to say I fell for it.

After raised voices and quite a few swearwords I stood up and said to him:

“This circus is over, thank you and f*ck you”…I stormed out. Despite the fact that I’d played right into his hands, I was quite proud of myself for saying what I did!

Put simply, I was the victim of office politics. Awful company.
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Old 13-10-2011, 08:44
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I have been sacked twice.

Oncde about 30 years ago, worked in an awful carpet showroom place in Liverpool, didn't turn up for work one bank holiday, didn't realise they were open and expecting us to work, the boss called me, asked where I was, and just sacked me over the phone.


Then in the 80's I got sacked from a good job, was very stupid. I got lazy, complacement, was drinking a lot, staying behind after work, having an affair with a woman at work, then started dipping into the petty cash...we had an unscheduled audit, and that was that.


Been made redundant twice also - the first time I remember being really annoyed with how they did it. I was called into HR and told I was being made redundant, given a letter telling me what my redundancy settlement was thta I had to sign...and then they marched me back into the main office to collect my belongings in front of everyone, was not allowed to speak to anyone and was escorted out! People thought I was being fired! Never really forgave them for that.
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Old 13-10-2011, 09:20
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i got sacked for asking for a career break to look after my wife who'd just become wheelchair bound thanks to a simple operation gone wrong, plus i had a 2 year old to look after as well.

S##### F###s in corby northants.......this site supplys tescos, morrisons and sainsburys salad pots and sandwiches, if you knew how dirty the place was and how easy it is with little security to stop someone tampering with the warehouse stock of 90% of the ingredients you would never buy the items again.
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Old 13-10-2011, 09:21
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Yes my second one age 18. Suppose it was justified as I told my boss to drop dead.
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Old 13-10-2011, 09:49
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I met my first wife in London back in the late 1960s. She was a highly qualified secretary/personal assistant. We moved to Manchester shortly after getting married in 1969 and she looked for a job through agencies there. Those days obviously predated mobile phones but not everyone had a land line home phone either.

After a week of looking she got an interview with some very senior manager at Rank Xerox. The job sounded brilliant, the pay was great and when he was away traveling, if her work was all done and dusted, she could call it a day.

Unfortunately the promised ‘let you know letter’ didn’t arrive. On the following Monday she was so depressed that she didn’t rush into the city centre looking for work as she had done previously. She turned up at the agency around 10am to find them going frantic because she hadn’t turned up for work at Rank Xerox at 9am.

Xerox had offered her the job immediately after her interview and the agency had posted a letter confirming her appointment and start time to the wrong address.
When the agency called Xerox to explain the error and assure them that she would be with them in 30 minutes, they said she shouldn’t bother.

Without her actually accepting the job, they had put her on the payroll. The Xerox boss was angry that she had not turned up and sacked her. The explanation that she was an innocent victim in all of this was accepted but company procedures dictated that they could not re-employ anyone who had been dismissed.

She found another job shortly after and decided that Rank Xerox might not have been such a great place to work given their behaviour. She was offered employment by them some years later and when she pointed out she was on their black list, they were rather embarrassed and said they didn’t do things like that any more.
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Old 13-10-2011, 10:10
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No. I've never had a telling off either.
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Old 13-10-2011, 10:12
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When I was 15, I was being paid a pitiful wage to take the eyes out of a potatoes in a chip shop and I asked politely for more money so they dispensed with my services.
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Old 13-10-2011, 13:16
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Yeah, been there and done it. Horrible experience from start to finish.
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Old 13-10-2011, 13:44
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Technically no, but when temping I left on a Friday afternoon and by the time I'd got to the agency to pick up the weekly packet the client had rung ahead and told me not to come back. Something wrong with my attitude apparently.

Maybe I should have hidden my disdain that one underworked middle manager had hired two secretaries who were so incompetent they had to hire a temp to get the work done
Similar situation to the temp job in an office I had between 1st June and mid September 2010. I booked a week's holiday for mid September to coincide with my birthday. I turned up to work every day without fail and the week off was like a treat for me.

On the Friday afternoon, I was contacted by the Recruitment Consultant who informed me that my services were no longer required. She was apologetic so it was a hard telephone call for her to make. No reason was given. I was not exactly an expert at the job but thought that I worked hard and conscientiously. Even bore the brunt of a few customer complaints by telephone that really should have been handled by one of the permanent members of staff.

The manager was a fairly blunt Scot who avoided eye contact, would sneak up on us when we were focusing on our work and go straight into a question. His '2nd in command' was no better. A bit arrogant but I found him secretly hilarious when he would change into a lurid green lycra outfit for his cycle home. He looked like Kermit the Frog.

The two lower down female supervisors took a bit of a dislike to me as well. Maybe because although I did what I was told to do, I'm not prepared to kiss anyone's bottom.
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